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Higgins and Pickering show up the next day at Mrs Higgins home in a state ofdistraction because Eliza has run away They are interrupted by Alfred Doolittle whoenters resplendently dressed as if he were the bridegroom of a very fashionable weddingHe has come to take issue with Henry Higgins for destroying his happiness It turns outthat Higgins wrote a letter to a millionaire jokingly recommending Doolittle as a mostoriginal moralist so that in his will the millionaire left Doolittle a share in his trustamounting to three thousand pounds a year provided that he lecture for the WannafellerMoral Reform World League Newfound wealth has only brought him more pain thanpleasure as long lost relatives emerge from the woodwork asking to be fed not tomention that he is now no longer free to behave in his casual slovenly dustman ways Hehas been damned by middle class morality The talk degenerates into a squabble overwho owns Eliza Higgins or her father Higgins did give the latter five pounds for her afterall To stop them Mrs Higgins sends for Eliza who has been upstairs all along But firstshe tells Doolittle to step out on the balcony so that the she will not be shocked by theWhen she enters Eliza takes care to behave very civilly Pickering tells her shemust not think of herself as an experiment and she expresses her gratitude to him Shesays that even though Higgins was the one who trained the flower girl to become aduchess Pickering always treated her like a duchess even when she was a flower girl Histreatment of her taught her not phonetics but self-respect Higgins is speaking incorrigiblyharshly to her when her father reappears surprising her badly He tells her that he is alldressed up because he is on his way to get married to his woman Pickering and MrsHiggins are asked to come along Higgins and Eliza are finally left alone while the rest goThey proceed to quarrel Higgins claims
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